Spring is approaching! I recently watched the movie, “Les Choristes” in which a group of troubled students were greatly impacted by a dynamic music teacher who believed in the best of each child. It was his love, belief and perseverance that transformed the ice-cold, prison-fashioned school and the distorted souls into a hopeful spring. “Perfect love casts out fear,”

The result is that some of these children were able to redefine themselves, and were introduced to a positive way of living and later even became influential. This brings me to reflect more deeply on our school ESLRs: Academics, Character, Truth, and Service. They are great measurements for us to use in examining if we are teaching our children not just knowledge, but also truth—truth that reveals their relationship with themselves, others, and the world.

When we discover the truth, there is a greater potential to live out the beauty of life. Quoting a famous Chinese philosopher, Chen Jiaying, “After all, the soul is the purpose of our existence…we are to reach the high places of our souls, and there must be truth enclosed in the high places.” So, I would really encourage all of us to begin this spring-like journey with our students.

Christine Wei, HR Director

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Linda Yang: lyang@cdischina.com
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Solo & Ensemble took place last Saturday with the participation of many CDIS students along with invited guests from our sister school, Tianjin International School, and the Chengdu Homeschooling community.

Three judges assessed the performances and four performances achieved a Superior rating: Yuki He on Piano, Daniel Lai and Hibiki Ono from Tianjin on a percussion duet, Caleb Taing on an original piano and vocal piece, and Priscilla Shine and Cindy Jang from Tianjin on a flute Duet.

Everyone who participated did their best and deserves a round of applause. Congratulations!

 

Let’s give a shout out to the Math Department and all our amazing students for another successful CISA Math Bowl.  Thank you to Mr. Walker, Miss Blackburn, and Mr. Bardell for organizing this year in a way that allowed students to have more content-related time, an additional location, and an altogether fantastic event.

 

Our students did a wonderful job, walking away with victories in the 9th/10th Team Bowl and 11th/12th Team Bowl. We also placed 2nd in 7th/8th Quiz Bowl, 9th/10th Quiz Bowl, and 11th/12th Quiz Bowl.

This week CDIS celebrated the birthday of children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known for his Dr. Seuss books like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. In Elementary classes, there were fun dress up days for students and teachers including crazy sock day, green day, pajama day, crazy hat day, and jungle day. Elementary students also participated in fun activities inspired by Dr. Seuss books and there was lots and lots of extra reading time. It was a fun week for everyone!

 

 

Great job CDIS!

 

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Sweeps the Season. 

The boys’ team went undefeated this year in the regular CISA season and took home a first place trophy in last week’s tournament. We saw a lot of maturity coming out of this year’s team. There were a number of players who stepped up to really give this team the chemistry it needed. The boys worked hard, were driven to succeed, and left everything they had on the court. This year’s team is young, with only one senior graduating. We are excited about another season with the majority of this team and have hopes of continued success for next year!

 

CISA HS GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS!!!

What a way to end our season! Every girl contributed to our wins on Saturday! Because the Lady Pandas were undefeated all season, they were able to advance straight to the semifinals without playing a quarterfinal game.  We played hard and defeated Confucius International School 34-8. Every girl scored in this game, with the most excitement coming when Heemin Park finally scored a basket at the very last second on the clock. The Lady Pandas then played Léman for the Championship. The game was close for the first half, but then we pulled away in the second half winning 30-11. CONGRATULATIONS LADY PANDAS on an AMAZING year!!!

 

This weekend the Boys’ Middle School Volleyball Team wrapped up their season with the CISA Tournament. The boys played the best volleyball that they have all season and came in second place. The games were exciting and we saw some great playing from all of the players. Danoo Lee had some amazing serves and his winning serve put us into the championship. Joshua Wu started setting two weeks ago and had great sets that allowed Ryley Keegan, Jared Lee, Jimin Park, Shaun Park, and Dominic Liu to have solid hits. It was a fun season and it is also amazing to watch how much the boys improve during the season. Go Pandas!

 

The Girl’s Middle School Volleyball team did an amazing job last weekend! We started out the CISA tournament with a loss against Léman, but came back with a win in the final game. The last game was a nail biter for sure! The score had come to CDIS 13, Léman 14. If Léman won the volley, they would have won the game. However, CDIS was able to win the volley and bring the score to 14-14. Then Léman scored again! The score was at 14-15. CDIS was able to score another point making the score 15-15. The score ended 17-15 with CDIS as the champions! All of the girls played very well and there were several great passes from Yuri Park and Kendall Chan. Erin Yun and Charlie Lam helped our team gain an advantage several times with their amazing serves!

 

 

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